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America Movil Offers U.S. Roaming, Readies $8B Network Investment

July 17, 2015 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

America Movil will reportedly charge about $3 for the roaming addition to its postpaid plans and is looking to offer the same to its prepaid customers, which make up about 80 percent of its base. 


Shareholders Approve Samsung Deal Paving Way for Succession

July 17, 2015 9:27 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | Comments

Samsung construction company Samsung C&T said that 69.5 percent of shareholders who voted supported the takeover of it by another Samsung company, Cheil Industries.


Google's 2Q Signals New Era of Austerity with New CFO

July 17, 2015 9:19 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

After years of big spending on risky projects that CEO Larry Page proudly hails as "moonshots," Google may be launching into a new orbit of financial discipline.


Dish May Lose Discounts as FCC Adopts New DE Rules

July 16, 2015 4:00 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The possibility of Dish losing the discounts sent shares of the company into a slide. Dish was down just under 3 percent on the news to...


Top Stories for July 13-17

July 16, 2015 1:58 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

This week T-Mobile rolled out its most aggressive family plan yet, and the FCC continued its stall on considering rules for the upcoming 2016 broadcast incentive auction. 


U.S. Cellular Promises It Can Beat Verizon, AT&T Pricing

July 16, 2015 12:22 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

To qualify for a $50 incentive, customers must port their number from Verizon or AT&T and choose one of U.S. Cellular’s Shared Connect plans with device installment pricing.


FCC Again Delays Vote On Incentive Auction Rules

July 16, 2015 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The decision to delay a vote came after Senators Fred Upton (Rep-Mich.), Chairman of the House Commerce Committee, and Greg Walden (R-Ore.), Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, sent a letter to...

FirstNews Briefs: Kontron, ForeFlight, Multi-Tech Systems, California Eastern Laboratories

July 16, 2015 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

ForeFlight today announced connectivity with Garmin avionics, which the companies say will broaden the flight planning, in-flight, and connectivity capabilities available to customers.


Intel 2nd-Quarter Results Surpass Wall Street Estimates

July 16, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intel said Wednesday that greater demand from data centers and sales of memory products helped counteract the slumping PC market in the second quarter.


FirstNews Briefs: Novatel, Sequans, Dell'Oro Group, Here

July 15, 2015 11:13 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Novatel Wireless today announced that its latest MiFi brand mobile hotspot, model MiFi 6630, is available beginning today with SaskTel, provider of...


New Wi-Fi Aware Technology Adds Context to Connections

July 15, 2015 11:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Wi-Fi Aware is energy efficient and enables products to discover other devices, applications, and information nearby, all before a Wi-Fi connection is made. 


Obama To Announce High-Speed Internet Help for Homes

July 15, 2015 10:44 am | by Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Comments

During a visit Wednesday to Durant, Oklahoma, he planned to announce a pilot program that brings together communities, the private sector and...


HTC Unveils Four New Budget Smartphones

July 15, 2015 10:41 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new phones, which come in a variety of sizes and colors, will be available from prepaid and postpaid carriers, including...


T-Mobile Offers MetroPCS Customers Roaming in Mexico

July 15, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new offer is available to any MetroPCS customer with a $40 or higher base rate plan. 


Sprint Again Expands Direct 2 You Smartphone Delivery

July 14, 2015 3:19 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor | Comments

The news comes as Sprint’s stock is rebounding.                                                                                    



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